Monaco's Kylian Mbappe is a very good soccer teen. The 18-year-old scored his 17th goal of the season to put Monaco up 1-0 against Manchester City, and within a goal of advancing to the Champions League quarterfinals.
Tigres moved one step closer to their first-ever CONCACAF Champions League title by defeating Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 in the first leg of the semifinals. An own goal from ‘Caps defender Kendall Waston and a half-volley from Chilean international Eduardo Vargas will have Tigres confident of seeing things through ahead of the return leg in Vancouver.
Vancouver surprised everyone by making it this far in the competition, and their only hope was to give themselves a chance at BC Place by defending resolutely in the first leg.
Leicester City have defeated Sevilla 3-2 on aggregate (2-0 on the night) to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals behind goals from Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton. Sevilla had Samir Nasri sent off in the 74th, a penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel in the 80th and were ultimately left to rue their wastefulness in the first leg. This was Leicester's night.
Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare sent out the same XI that had defeated Liverpool and Hull City in his first two games in charge, Shinji Okazaki being the main beneficiary of the managerial change.
Has the magic returned?! Leicester City have been flying since the sacking of Claudio Ranieri and the momentum has continued early into their 2nd leg affair vs Sevilla. Down 2-1 aggregate, the Foxes have a crucial away goal from the first leg and opened the scoring in the second leg.
Riyad Mahrez, who was non existent in the first leg, whipped in a beautiful free kick into the box that nearly missed everyone. Then a fighting Wes Morgan somehow got a thigh on the ball and the King Power erupted. Morgan also became the first Jamaican to score a goal in the Champions League.
A little over a week ago, we checked in on Kazuyoshi “King Kazu” Mirua, who’d just broken Sir Stanley Matthews’ record as the oldest professional footballer at 50 years and seven days. While, since that day, he’s not only gone on to further that mark, but he’s also broken another of the legendary Englishman’s records by becoming the oldest recognized goalscorer in professional football history.
Hamburger SV claimed a vital three points in their fight to maintain their position as the only German club to have never been relegated from the top division. The catalyst for Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Gladbach was American striker Bobby Wood.
Wood scored his fifth Bundesliga goal, and ninth across all competitions, after cleverly evading his marker by lying motionless on the ground for about five seconds. His marker ultimately ends up handing him the ball, and from there, Wood takes it around a defender and fires it into the net.
Deemed a surplus to requirements at Manchester United by Jose Mourinho, Memphis Depay is attempting to restart his career in France with Lyon after completing a January transfer.
During his time at United, Depay scored only two goals from 33 Premier League appearances. His record with his new club reads nine Ligue 1 matches, five goals. This strike against Toulouse on Sunday has to be the pick of them all.